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>>> welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> i'm tortie campbell. >>> the u.s. coast guard begins to search the waters off marin county. it's in response to a frantic may day call. claudine wong has an update. >> good morning. i'm waiting for the coast guard to get back to me. we know yesterday, they spanned this area, from here, south to angel island. they are looking for the distressed caller. the problem is they don't know who or what they are looking for. all they know is a female caller called in a may day shortly before 10:00 last night. there was very little information. here's what the coast guard said this morning about that call. >> it was a woman calling, i have a may day. listen to me. listen to me. i have a may day. the coast guard of san francisco was able to reestablish communication with the woman. they never heard back from her. >> reporter: they also put out a call to other vessels for any type of distressed voters. they did send two vessels out on the water to search the waters for any sign of a distressed voter -- boater and that came up empty. they say
off richmond. ktvu's kraig debro is with two of the victims right now. what can you tell us? what did they tell you? >> reporter: well, four fishermen went out early this morning to fish for alba door -- to fish for albacore. right now, this boat is in the water. we can't see from here but thanks to everybody at channel 2 at the desk, it looks like we can see the boat is going down facility water. i'm going to talk to thomas deacon. he's completely soaked. he's been in the water. you must be cold. what do you remember? >> we went out, hit a wall, pulled one out. there was cpr. don't know about one guy. >> reporter: what did it sound like when you hit the rock wall? >> basically, a car accident. >> reporter: it must have been very dark at that time. >> you are right about that. >> reporter: what about the people in the boat with you at the time? >> one guy, i abbed ahold of him. i was trying to pull him in the boat. i seen another man go by. i tried to go by and grab him. i had too many clothes on. i went back, put my rain gear on, took my clothes off. got him to the edge of the boat.
they found 20- pounds of this ammonium, a chemical used to make explosives. this is the bomb squad. they said they cannot deal with this type of situation and they called in the atf instead and these two separate scenes. it wasn't just chemicals found in the upland court. the bodies of two women overnight. the police say it was a grisly scene. this is the home of 67-year-old dena allen. allen and her friend, carol smarkt, have been missing since wednesday. this is also a home where suspected killer efren valdemoro was known to say, sometimes trying to pass himself off as allen's son. here's where the story takes another turn -- police say the bodies of these two women had been in this home for a while and apparently during that time, allen husband, who reported her missing, had been living in the home. so he's been arrested and is in custody at this hour. how is this all connected to valdemoro? well, that's still unclear. police say all of this may not be connected to the hercules case in which valdemoro is suspected of killing an elderly man on friday. that man's son is still missing. if we
for the first debate. jerry brown and meg whitman let us see their different viewpoints as they clashed on issues. claudine wong has more on last night's spirited debate. >> reporter: both candidates are claiming victory. both candidates went on the attack. both candidates tried to convince voters that they can handle this job. now, this debate at uc davis was the first of three debates. there's another one right around the corner. you can bet this is being picked apart. california certainly facing a lot of controversial issues from immigration to the death penalty to the budget crisis. all of that was on the table yesterday. whitman apologized for forgetting to vote in the past election, saying no one is more embarrassed than her. she did not apologize for putting $119 million of her own money in this campaign. >> the labor unions and jerry brown have been joined at the hip for 40 years. my view is putting jerry brown in charge of putting jerry brown -- of the unions is like putting count dracula in charge of the blood bank. >> reporter: people we spoke with say whitman appeared to be
that would apply for the one set on wednesday. >> understate law the department of crepes said it would use a three-drug procedure in regulations they spent years creating. those regulations have force of law and so judge fogel is saying you can either have your rights unthe constitution protected and understate law protected but not both. it's completely unfair. >> reporter: the same judge, judge jeremy fogel, was the one who halted executions in california in 2006. it claimed procedures for the three drug cocktail aimed at killing the condemned was not clear, and the death chamber was too dimly lit to monitor the procedure. but the judge is now allowing the executions to proceed because of a supreme court ruling in 2008 which upheld lethal injections in the state of kentucky and because ohio and washington state have been using 1-drug executions for the past year with no reported problems. that even as fogel presides over a lawsuit challenging the same procedure. brown has filed an appeal with the ninth circuit court. what they plan to do if all stays of execution fail. craig devro, san q
federal investigators this morning and joins you now -- and joins us now with this live report. >> reporter: good morning, tori. yes, it's been almost a week since this fireball and explosion and fire here in san bruno. there are still so many questions. the ntsb is out here this morning. we're getting more information about where this investigation is headed. key among the question is how did this start, obviously and why did it burn so long? let's talk about the cause. the ntsb has been asking for anyone to come forward if they smelled gas in the days leading up to the explosion. there have been about 90 e- mails sent to the ntsb. but the ntsb said they only had one person who smelled gas and that was two or three weeks before this happened. if they didn't smell gas, that would be a clue. >> if people smell gas in advance, that suggests a failure, where gas is coming out and people smell it. that's a different kind of failure than a catastrophic failure. that would help us determine the cause of this explosion. that's why that's so crucial to us. >> reporter: there's also the
did cross. you are taking a look at flowers left by a passerby. we had a couple of people stop us and make sure the person they remember here is the same person that was killed. they are still trying to wrap their minds around all of this, as our investigators in this case. claudine wong, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, claudine. >>> another angle to this case, investigators are still checking efren valdemoro's suspected ties to the deaths of two women in vallejo. police found their bodies in the home where one of them lived and where valdemoro often stayed. it's believed the women had been dead for several days. in another bizarre twist, it appears the husband of one of the victims was still living in the house. and what's more, police say 72- year-old charles rittenhouse had stocked up on bomb-making materials that he took from his chemical engineering job. >> when we located the chemicals, they were in a stable state. they were not a danger to the community at this point because they were not combined in the appropriate mixture to become a danger. >> rittenhouse is now in ja
injection to the state's former practices. the availability of the drug used had to be considered. the maker of the drug has said another dose of this drug may not be available until january of 2011. the execution would be the first in nearly five years and would be the last until next year. executions have been hold on 2006, when the federal judge in san jose found the lethal injection procedures were flawed which posts a risks of causing extreme pain in violation of the ban on cruel and unusual punishment. the courts are not the last line of defense when it comes to halting executions. governor schwarzenegger could step in. legal experts say although he's pro-death penalty, every case is different. >> governors have all of the facts in front of them and they know they are the last line of defense. and so there are a lot of -- there are a lot of governors that really, really take this seriously. >> reporter: the man skimmed to be executed is albert greenwood brown convicted of raping and murdering a 15-year-old riverside girl 30 years ago. 50 people have already been in- - have already been
you so we have to use the map system. let's go to the maps. northbound 238 to southbound 880. there is an accident now that's been there for a while. it's causing an unexpected slowdown. 880 a little slow approaching highway 92. let's go to steve. >>> sal, thank you. happy friday, everyone. look at this. look at that. fog coming in. a little bit of low clouds. very mild. tiburon, 62 degrees. temperatures very mild, 50s and 60s. some local drizzle. our first front of the season, there it is. there it is. some higher clouds are already beginning to just come in to mendocino county. this system will do this and do this. out ahead of it we have low clouds and fog. santa rosa reporting fog. 59. we'll go 70, 78. higher clouds will be moving in today. fog, drizzle, sunny, mild. 60s, 70s, still some 80s inland. north bay will get the clouds first and other areas once the fog burns off, it will be sunny. 64 in san francisco after yesterday's 65. they are already at 58. look at san jose, 67 balmy degrees. kind of a muggy feel. also that drizzle. once the sun burns off, a muggy feel. if
was shot and spoke to a man who lives across the street. he told us he heard 30 shots from what he thought was an assault rifle. and says he hit the ground immediately. it was around 10:30 last night in the 1200 block of 87th avenue. after getting up and making his way outside, he saw family members running out of that house, screaming, they shot mama. police are not releasing any information about the woman. but the neighbor told us, he thought she was in her 50s, living with her large family, along 87th avenue. the man said he had just moved into the neighborhood and hadn't had any problems. so this scared him. paramedics did take the woman to the hospital. and as i mentioned, she's in critical condition. we're live at police headquarters this morning. notice arrests so far. but again, we are waiting for an update from police. reporting live, jade hernandez, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> police in oakland are looking for two other leads. they both took place about 9:45 last night. and one of the shootings was deadly. the fatal shooting happened near a gunfight at 45th and international. polic
is closed near airport boulevard because the chopper flipped over on the freeway. sal joins us more with how its impact -- how it is impacting traffic. >> the chopper went down south. south of airport remains closed. the chopper crash caused a spill in the lanes. >>> seven people are stranded right now on a boat north of concord. the coast guard says there's 17 - -- the 17-foot motorboats somewhat became stranded last night near ryer island. you can see the boat right there. this was just a short time ago. the coast guard can't rescue the four adults and three children on their yet because the boat is in very shallow waters. the rescue is expected later this morning during high tide. we'll keep an eye on it and give you an update later. >>> 7:01. this morning, law enforcement teams investigating a killing rampage will focus their search on clues on a pittsburg landfall. kraig debro is there now and joins you with an update on this investigation. good morning, kraig. >> reporter: good morning, tori. we're at the keller landfill in pittsburg. it's a little ways away from the pittsburg b.a.r.t.
us a possibility of showers later on. 67 today. now, i will warm up the coast up a little bit -- i will warm the coast up a little bit. walnut creek, 67. 67. 68 in san jose and downtown oakland we'll go 66. 8 at mount tam. that's down 22 degrees compared to yesterday at this time. huge drop, 50s for everybody he else -- 50s for everybody else. 51 in tahoe but reports coming out of the mountains, howling wind. in fact very, very wind conditions will come up and spill in. the front going through and the low will drop off at eureka eureka/crescent city. fog and drizzle gives way to sunshine but a rather blustery day and temperatures far below average. 50s, 60s and low 70s. i will mention this again maybe eastern napa, solano, possibility of showers later today. cold tomorrow morning, sunny, warmer as we go through the rest of the week. >>> 7:11. don't be surprised if you see smoke and flames in the hills of southern fremont later this morning. federal fish and game officials and the fire department will be conducting a controlled burn at 880 and kushing to help prevent wildfires as th
of the growing investigation. ktvu's jade hernandez joins us with an update. >> reporter: good morning. we've been out here since 4:00 this morning and we have been showing you how the authority is pushing the crime scene tape back. this crime lab vehicle was just -- has just been pulled into the crime scene within the last hour. this is video which we shot moments after the technicians began working. according to protocol, this shooting involved two concord officers. those officers were not hurt. those have been placed on paid administrative leave. the man officers shot and paramedics rushed to the hospital may have been a suspect wanted on several robbery warrants. they say two officers in a squad car patrolling around 2:30 noticed the man who matched the description. the officers tried to make contact along clayton road. the officers at some point in the chase got out of their squad car and an ralph the man only being described as a male in his 20s. authorities are still investigating whether the man actually opened fire on the officers. the man is at john muir medical center in walnut
joins us with more. good morning, jade. >> reporter: i want to start off with traffic, because there are nearby schools and i just spoke with a spokeswoman with the contra costa water district and crews wanted to make sure there was still one lane open right here at morello so drivers could get through. so that's for drivers and their commute. as far as the water main break, you can see that crews are still pumping water out of this hole. it's to maintain pressure so that workers can get inside and make their repairs this morning. crews have been out here since last night. won't you take a look at some of the video we shot when we arrived here. crews have been out here since 7:30 last night. that's when the water district started receiving calls. an 8-inch water main burst. it was the second in a week along the same line. and that spokeswoman, i told you that i spoke to, jennifer allen, just arrived about 15 minutes ago. she told me that crews worked overnight to restore water service to 40 households and i spoke to one neighbor this morning. he told me his water was restored a
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